Google has announced the launching of its Nexus 7 tablet at a press conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. According to CBS, the device is using the new Android 4.1 operating system called Jelly Bean.
The much-awaited tablet called Nexus 7 has been released during the first day of the Google I/O conference that will last for almost three days. Analysts were, thus, able to get a glimpse of the new device and test Google’s new operating system, Android 4.1.
In addition to the Jelly Bean system, Google endowed Nexus 7 with many other improved options. The tablet is available in two versions, one with 8 GB and another one with 16 GB. The device comes with a 1.2-megapixel front camera, a Tegra 3 processor, as well as a seven-inch (17 cm) 1280 x 800 HD display. Depending on the type of activity you perform with the device, the tablet’s battery life could last up to eight hours.
Google has collaborated with the Taiwanese company, Asus, for the production of Nexus 7. Customers will spend approximately $209 for the 8 GB version and $259 if they want to purchase the 16 GB model. Analysts think the device is a strong competitor for Amazon’s Kindle Fire because both tablets run with Google’s Android. The other tablets available on the market, such as, Microsoft’s Surface and iPad are much too expensive to be taken into consideration as competitors for Google’s Nexus.
The online company made several other important announcements on Wednesday. Android Market was, thus, replaced by Google Play, an online store where tablet and smartphone users can acquire music, movies, books and mobile applications. Given that the multinational corporation is trying to compete with Apple and Amazon’s online stores, Google Play will expand its services by offering TV shows, movies and even magazines to its customers.
Nexus Q is the second device that was released during the Wednesday conference. The media streaming device was designed to be used with a stereo system or a TV in order to access You Tube and Google play with the help of an Android-based smartphone or a tablet.